Gay Stories (Shorts)

7 Year Itch
Will David and Eli make it past the 7-year itch? Or will they give up on trying to win a losing battle? In the end, we ask ourselves: is love always worth fighting for?

directed & written: Dolly Dulu, cast: Anthony Falcon, Gio Gahol, music: Paulo Protacio, cinematography: Emmanuel Liwanag, production: Philippines 2022, running time: 20 minutes, category: feature film, English/Polish subtitles

An ageing diva, Charlie, prepares themselves a bath, but their bath time is interrupted by some old friends. Though Charlie is bitter about old history, friends help them come to terms with what they’ve gone through and to accept the burden of memories.

directed & written: Alex Matraxia, cast: David Hoyle, Jeanie Crystal, Donna Marcus, BJ McNeill, Black Venus, Radam Ridwan, Jezabelle Perez, music: Sverre Indris Joner, cinematography: Benjamin Leggett, production: United Kingdom 2022, running time: 9 minutes, category: feature film, Polish subtitles

I Met You On My Way To The Cemetery
On his way to a funeral in the Kibbutz, where he grew up, after his best friend ends her life, Alon meets a young broken-hearted girl that joins his journey.

directed & written: Johnny Doov, cast: Chen Chefetz, Yael Mor, Koby Zislin, Adi Drori, Rami Baruch, Alice Dor-Cohen, Guy Ron, cinematography: Yoad Joe Magal, production: Israel 2022, running time: 23 minutes, category: feature film, English/Polish subtitles

Naked Men in the Woods (Nackte Männer im Wald)
It’s quite complicated: she has a tumour, he is gay and both are keeping it a secret. When their only daughter moves out, he is finally ready to come out. But it won’t be easy: when he arranges a date, she is spying on him, firmly believing, that he is having an affair with a younger woman. The chase is on!

directed: Paul Ploberger, written: Paul Ploberger, Benjamin Kornfeld, cast: Angelika Niedetzky, David Oberkogler, production: Austria 2022, running time: 30 minutes, category: feature film, English/Polish subtitles

Once I passed
Walt Whitman is considered one of the most important poets in the history of American literature. His private life is still an object of speculation though – he never talked about his relationships. He had no courage as the prejudices of the American society were too strong back then.

directed & written: Martin Gerigk, cast (voices): Ian W. Hill, David Finkelstein, Philipp Zdebel, music & animation: Martin Gerigk, production: Germany, United States 2022, running time: 11 minutes, category: animation, experimental, Polish subtitles

A couple has to move back together for lockdown, which causes big tension that soon comes to a boil “sift.simmer.shred” is a history of a queer relationship with domestic violence, that implodes during the lockdown.

directed: Çağlar Kimyoncu, written: Michael Achtman, cast: William McGeough, Delcio Ferreira, cinematography: Zeynep Dağli, production: United Kingdom 2022, running time: 21 minutes, category: feature film, Polish subtitles

The Little Astronaut (De Kleine Astronaut)
On their long overdue road trip, a couple of two men make a short stop at the communal library to donate a box of children’s books. A paralyzing exercise in letting go.

directed: Kuba Szutkowski, written: Jeroen Horrevorts, cast: Zouhair Mtazi, Christine van Stralen, Arjan Smit, music: Marcel van As, Johan Hendrikse, cinematography: Robijn Voshol, production: Netherlands 2022, running time: 8 minutes, category: feature film, English/Polish subtitles

running time:

122 minutes

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